Well folks it been one year since I started this blog! It seems like just yesterday that I did my first post (link), OK, maybe it does seem like a long time ago. However, it’s been a blast the entire time. 330+ posts in one year, not quite daily, but close. I’ve learned a lot; learned to scan and crop better (yikes, some of my early scans & cropping were pretty bad), I’ve met tons of great people and have truly enjoyed every minute. I've even meet a couple of great people at the park! Which by the way, I've been to 17 times this year, I worked that Annual Pass to death!
Now for today’s post. There’s not a lot of information on this subject, so I’ll share what we know. These “Magi-Pak” tickets were sold in the 1960’s. Probably 1963 to 1969, but that’s just a guess. The promotion appears to include; a “Magi-Badge” which I have never seen, DOES ANYONE HAVE ONE? Also included was a “prize coupon” and of course a deal on attraction tickets.
This loose Main Gate Admission ticket is undated, but certainly from the mid 1960’s.
Here’s the front of a Magi-Pak ticket book with the Magi-badge & Admission ticket missing. Not dated, but includes Walt’s signature and other clues that place it around 1964/65.
Fourteen of these Magi-Pak tickets are included in the ticket book, all “E” tickets if you use them wisely.
A fifteenth ticket was included that is very special and does date this book to 1964-65. It’s a special ticket that can be used for the Enchanted Tiki Room. In the Tiki rooms early days, it was owned by Walt personally so the normal Disneyland tickets were not accepted. See prior Tiki Room ticket post here (link).
Moving on to October 1966, this is the first instance of Walt’s signature being replaced with the “Walt Disney Productions” Stamp. I suspect this ticket book is actually from 1967, and the back (where you’ll see the date) was left over from October 1966. I have other non Magi-Pak ticket books from October 1966 that still have Walt’s signature.
The ticket is very similar to the older one shown early in this post, just a slight price increase to 75¢.
Here is the back of the ticket book. Notice the “6610” date code for October 1966. Looks like you did not get your prize at the park; I guess they mailed it to you. What was the prize????? This deal also included a "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln ticket", what a deal!
Come back tomorrow for Magi-Pak part 2 – the Lettered Tickets.